Sir Thrift-A-Lot ♥


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

How to Stack & Display Your Pyrex!

How to Stack & Display Your Pyrex!

This is a little tutorial that I've wanted to post for awhile. This is how I stack & display my favourite bowls - with plastic butter containers! Not only do they hold the bowls safely & perfectly, but it's another item you're keeping instead of pitching. I like to think of this as the most earthquake way to display them.

Here's all you'll need:
 
- plastic butter/margarine containers (427g) x3
- a covered dish to move butter into
- a spoon
- larger dish  
(and running water) 


 And of course, your bowls!


Ready?
Fill the large dish, in this case I am using an Autumn Harvest dish Pyrex dish, with warm water & set the butter in it for somewhere between a minute & two minutes, just to melt the butter a tiny bit so it's easier to scoop out into the dish. It'll also leave less residue on the butter container itself making it easier to clean so you can get to stacking faster!


Once the butter has reached your desired meltiness, you can start scooping the butter into your covered dish - in my case I choose a blue refrigerator dish from the Primary set that I paid $3.50 for & that I don't mind too much if my fiance breaks.



You should wind up with... 


Three squeaky clean 427g plastic butter containers!
Now you're ready to stack. 




The plastic containers cradle the bowls extremely well. From eye level, you are not able to see the plastic containers, so this method is best used to display Pyrex at or above eye level. It's also perfect if you want to get wacky with your stacking as they will still be very secure.



f

11 comments:

  1. I love it! I was just thinking about what I'm going to use when it comes time to make my big display (since right now mine all get packed away after I buy them). This is the perfect solution!
    Thank You!
    Erica :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Erica! Can't wait to see your display once you get it done. I bet it'll be beautiful.

      Delete
  2. Scratch free, how cool is that! Cool page by the way!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Well fine, read my mind and answer my Pyrex questions like some Pyrex magic eight ball. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great idea! Thanks for sharing some display magic. :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Never would have thought of that! I've jut been folding towels up!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Genius! Ive used a variety of plastic containers but none have been quite right. I really like that you put the butter in a blue fridgie!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I've just been using styrofoam discs from the dollar store, I like how these tubs cup the bowls though. Any ideas for stacking divided dishes? I have two divided dishes and one lid, so I can stack them on top of each other but that's it, can't put anything else on top.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks!
      And as for lidless divided dishes, I'm not sure what styrofoam discs you currently use for your bowls, but I had once used pieces of block styrofoam that I had gotten in as padding in a box. Kept it level, secure & beautiful. I'm not sure where you can purchase it.

      Delete
  8. Thank you so much for sharing! I need to be on the lookout for cheap butter to trash for the containers :)

    ReplyDelete